“Why wasn’t he taken to a hospital?”, asks family of man who died at EDC Las Vegas. What happened in those four hours that he wasn’t transported to a medical facility?
34-year-old Michael Morse, passed away at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after night one of the Electric Daisy Carnival on June 17. The Clark County coroner has yet to determine a cause of death for Michael Morse, an insurance broker from Moorpark and native of the Conejo Valley.
Michael’s wife is now asking questions, why he wasn’t taken to a hospital. Authorities said, there were over 1000 medical calls during the three-night electronic dance music festival outside Las Vegas, of which at least six were transported to local hospitals.
Her husband began to convulse at 3:25 AM and was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:41 AM at the festival site.
“They were waiting in an Uber line when he began convulsing and having seizures. At that point, he was taken into the medical tent. He remained in that tent for a little over four hours,” his wife Jennifer Marshall said. A coroner’s official said Morse was declared dead at the speedway at 7:41 A.M. Saturday.
“Why did he sit in a tent for four hours? Why wasn’t he taken to the hospital where doctors could have possibly done more?” Marshall said late Wednesday. “From my understanding, they did take other people to the hospital. But I don’t know why they didn’t take Mike.”
“This is such a senseless death,” she said.
Insomniac released a statement about Morse’s death on Tuesday morning.
“The unexpected passing of a loved one is tragic, and while the exact cause of this tragedy is still unknown, we do know that family and friends are grieving. It is with great sadness that we send our thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of the man who passed away after the festival had ended.
Our health and safety plan is created over several months with local agencies. Our roaming medical personnel are available twenty-four hours a day, free of charge, with the best emergency room doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics in the country. A full staff of security and police are also available to all attendees. We encourage everyone to approach our caring staff and ask for help if needed.”